BISAC Tips, Tricks and helpful links

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By: Liz Tousey, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Have you heard that we’ve added BISAC subject headings for some of our most popular content? Even if you have, read on anyway. You may have a few questions that can be answered below! BISAC Background Information An abbreviation for “Book Industry Standards and Communications,” BISAC… Read more »

BISAC subject headings have been added to OverDrive Marketplace

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist When doing your purchasing in OverDrive Marketplace you’ll now find BISAC subject headings have been added to many title details pages. They can include up to one major subject level and three topical subject levels, following this example: FICTION / Romance / Historical / Victorian. You can search… Read more »

College & university libraries evolving with digital content (webcast)

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It’s no secret that thousands of libraries and K-12 schools partner with OverDrive to provide users and students 24/7 access to reading materials. In the last few years, colleges and universities around the world have begun creating digital library websites as well, providing students a constant connection to the literature and content they need to… Read more »

Updates to OverDrive Read and Listen

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OverDrive Read and Listen are the easiest ways to enjoy content from your digital library website. Simply borow the title you want to enjoy and then starting reading (or listening) to them right in your browser. No downloads or apps necessary. Read (eBooks) and Listen (audiobooks) OverDrive Read and Listen recently had an update that… Read more »

Digital libraries are once again setting a record checkout pace

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2016 is off to a torrent start for digital library lending as checkout numbers are up for Q1 (Jan. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016) based on the activities of 50 top circulating libraries. eBook, audiobook and digital magazine checkouts through OverDrive are on track to grow 30-40 percent for 2016 over the record levels… Read more »

A Few Excellent Reasons to Consider the Simultaneous Use Model

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By Liz Tousey, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive All publishers and titles menitoned in this article are available here. OverDrive’ Simultaneous Use lending model allows you to circulate unlimited copies of a chosen titles or set of titles concurrently, for the length of your selected plan. The length of most plans is one year, but… Read more »